As they say, all good things must come to an end…. but really, so soon? The time has come for us to step aside and open the door for the next batch of enthusiastic, passionate marine conservationists in their quest to make a difference!! The holistic approach of The Nature Conservancy, paired with exceptional training in scientific monitoring, project development and design, community-based marine management and adventure have been unparalleled!! We’ll still be around for a couple more months, but wanted to get the word out there: If you think that this sounds like you, check out the announcement for the 2014-2016 fellows and apply online at:
See below for announcement and what it would take to apply
“I am writing to let you know about a recruitment underway for Assistant Marine Coordinators (Marine Fellows) for the two year Marine Conservation Fellowship Program (MCFP), implemented jointly through a partnership between the Hawai‘i Chapter of TNC and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Services Center.
The goal of the MCFP is to train Marine Fellows to become the next generation of marine conservation leaders in Hawai‘i. The program is designed to build a cadre of well-qualified, experienced marine resource managers who will provide critically needed leadership for the sustainable management of Hawai‘i’s marine resources. Marine Fellows will be recruited for the next fellowship class of 2014-2016 based in Honolulu. Additional information on the MCFP and what applicants should expect under the fellowship experience is available online athttp://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/hawaii/howwework/marine-conservation-fellowship-program.xml
Please complete an online application by 5:00 pm, Hawai‘i Standard Time, Monday, March 10th and upload as one document, a resume and cover letter that addresses these 4 questions below:
1) Why are you an outstanding candidate for the marine fellowship program;
2) What are your interests and experiences relating to marine resource management in Hawai‘i and how do you meet each of the 5 basic qualifications
a. BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree and at least one year of related experience in natural resource management or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in a science-related field or cultural studies helpful.
b. Commitment, dedication and passion for conserving Hawai‘i’s marine ecosystems.
- Experience working with or knowledge of Hawai‘i’s natural systems and cultural practices.
- Knowledge of island ecosystem principles.
- Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, marine management (traditional and contemporary) and biodiversity conservation.
3) Which of the two topical areas (“traditional knowledge and cultural practice” or “coastal community resilience”) would you be interested in focusing on during a fellowship, and why; and
4) What are your short- and long-term career goals, and how would these contribute to the future of marine resource management in Hawai‘i.”